Jessica Cook

About the Author

Jessica Cook is an associate in the Atlanta office of the law firm Fisher & Phillips, and a member of the firm's Global Immigration Practice Group. Her practice is focused on immigration and nationality law, including visa work, handling both temporary and permanent visa cases, as well as advice regarding I-9 compliance, discrimination, and document abuse provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Contact her at jcook@laborlawyers.com.

What You Need to Do to Prepare Your Company for an I-9 Audit

By Jessica Cook The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) continues to issue Form I-9 Notices of Inspection to businesses across the nation. In fiscal year 2012, ICE served 3,004 Notices of Inspection to businesses, totaling…

Immigration Will Begin Accepting 2013 H-1B Visa Petitions on April 1

By Jessica Cook On Monday, April 1, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting FY 2014 H-1B cap-subject petitions for employment starting on October 1, 2013. What is the H-1B cap? There is an annual cap on…

USCIS Will Start Accepting H-1B Visa Petitions on April 2

By Jessica Cook On Monday, April 2, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting FY 2013 H-1B cap-subject petitions for employment starting on October 1, 2012. U.S. businesses use the H-1B visa to employ foreign workers in…

Immigration Service Hits Employers With New Round of I-9 Audits

By Jessica T. Cook U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to make good on its promise to audit employer’s I-9 forms to ensure compliance with federal immigration laws. ICE served another round of I-9 Notices of Inspection (NOIs) to…

Court Upholds Arizona’s E-Verify Law, Penalties for Using Unauthorized Workers

By Jessica Cook and Kim Thompson This week (May 26, 2011) the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s 2007 immigration law that requires all employers to use E-Verify for all new hires and permits the revocation of a company’s business license…